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Australia Piano Quartet


Australia Piano Quartet

  • Date: Friday, 27 October 2017, 2pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $45/$30 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

The Australia Piano Quartet (APQ) has been Ensemble in Residence at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) since 2012. Their busy performance schedule includes a series presented by the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Centre, as well as international tours throughout Europe and Asia. Following a successful debut at London’s Barbican Centre in 2015, APQ returned to the UK in 2016 for performances at Wigmore Hall and Oxford’s Holywell Room and also toured China and France.

In addition to their exploration of canonic masterpieces of the piano quartet repertoire, the ensemble are committed to unearthing neglected works of past and present, while championing the creation of new work. To date they have commissioned over 20 new piano quartets from a diverse range of established and emerging Australian composers, including Elliott Gyger, Elena Kats-Chernin, Jack Symonds, Paul Dean and William Barton.

As Ensemble in Residence at UTS, APQ actively collaborates across multiple disciplines and engages in a uniquely innovative dialogue with the wider community of students, academic staff, guest artists and the general public. In 2016 they created a new composition with inventor Dr Jordan Nguyen, which enables individuals with high-level disability to perform with APQ using cutting-edge technology. APQ have further expanded its existing music education and outreach programs, encompassing mentoring of talented young instrumentalists and workshops and performances in association with the International Research Centre for Youth Futures through the IMC Sky High program. They remain personally committed to learning about how music occurs through providing quality music to students who may never have the opportunity to engage with classical music, or professional musicians.

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Featured Australian Works

Emerald crossing : for piano quartet (1999) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Australia Piano Quartet
Piano quartet : Polychronic (2016) by Lachlan Skipworth
— performed by Australia Piano Quartet
Digital sheet music sample Piano Quartet : piano quartet (2017) [Sea Star Dances] by Ross Edwards
— performed by Australia Piano Quartet
Digital sheet music sample Responsorium : for piano quartet (2015) by Jack Symonds
— performed by Australia Piano Quartet

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